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Letter: Bureaucrats should ‘help not hinder’ Isle of Wight producers

empty milk bottle

This reader believes "our political servants" should be doing more to "help rather than hinder" those who work had to ensure farming remains a part of the Island economy.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 3:42pm

By Steven Goodman with 3 readers' comments

Letter: MP questioned over ‘condemnation’ of rail strike

island line trains at shanklin people getting on

A regular commuter on Island Line trains has shared an open letter to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, asking him to clarify a number of points following his recent condemnation of strike action.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 8:14pm

By Donna Drozd with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Did you see Jimi Hendrix’s last live UK performance at Isle of Wight Festival?

iw festival

An author researching for a book about the late, great Jimi Hendrix is looking for people who saw his last performance at the iconic 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

Saturday, 11th November, 2017 10:11am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Two-tier approach’ to healthcare ‘is a disgrace’

hands off our nhs

This reader has asked the Labour leader to pose a question on his behalf at PMQs. He's unhappy about the "two-tier approach" to healthcare in the UK.

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 8:56am

By Kevin Jenkins with 3 readers' comments

Letter: How can Government change State Pension Age without informing you?

national insurance application

This reader worked full-time for 35 years, always paid a full NI contributions and has now found herself having to wait another six years for her state pension.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 5:29pm

By Yvonne Yelland with 17 readers' comments

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Thursday, 28th September, 2017 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Letter: If you drive a diesel car, you should read this

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If you drive a diesel car and don't regularly drive it at sustained high speeds, you may want to read this advice from OnTheWight reader, Paul Carter. He offers what appears to be god advice that could save you £1,700.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 4:30pm

By Paul Carter with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Summer holidays bring increased risk of forced marriages

forced marriage ring

The regional head of the NSPCC says the long summer break is when young people are most at risk of being taken abroad and forced into a marriage. Anyone – including potential victims – are urged to speak up.

Monday, 31st July, 2017 1:42pm

By Colin Peak

Letter: Ryde School Boarding House proposal ‘should not go ahead’

ryde conservation area from sea plus building at 3 coniston drive height

The Ryde Town Council, the North East Heritage Group and over fifty residents have objected to a proposal that the IWC planning officer has recommended conditional permission for.

Friday, 28th July, 2017 4:17pm

By Ryde Against Boarding House (RABH) with 29 readers' comments

Letter: First impressions count – time to smarten up the ‘tatty trains’

train at ryde station

This reader believes something should be done by the Isle of Wight council to improve the first impression visitors have when they arrive in Ryde. He believes the trains and station are tatty and should be improved.

Friday, 30th June, 2017 1:39pm

By Michael Saunders with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Council ‘most short-sighted, ignorant and stupid collection of officials’

tape measure

The upcoming restriction on size of trailers allowed at the Isle of Wight's rubbish tips is a subject that has been raised before and will come up again.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 4:50pm

By Gordon Payne with 16 readers' comments

Letter: Disappointment over ban on trailers at Isle of Wight dumps

garden waste

Andy S-C feels strongly the Council should review their decision to ban trailers at any of the waste recyling centres (ie. the dump) and find ways to accommodate Islanders who rely on trailers to efficiently transport their garden waste.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 1:48pm

By Andy S-C with 10 readers' comments